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Overview
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Date: 8 December 2021
Time:
14.00 - 18.00 GST | Time Zone Converter
Venue:
Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai



Overview


The global sustainable bond market looks set to hit a landmark USD 1 trillion total in issuance by the end of the year. In the MENA region, issuance of sustainable bonds topped USD 8 billion this year, an increase of over 30% on the 2020 total.

As climate change and social issues have risen to the top of the political agenda and with ever increasing demand from investors for sustainability themed bonds, there is tremendous potential for this market to fund projects devoted to the energy transition in the MENA region.

Join this ICMA event to hear international and regional experts discuss how global sustainable bond markets have developed over the last 12 months of record issuance; the latest innovations including sustainability-linked bonds; the evolving international regulatory environment and the opportunities for this form of finance in the region.

A networking reception follows the conference.

Please note that this is an in-person event only and there will be no recording following the conference.

Admission: 
This event is free of charge and open to all ICMA members and to interested financial market participantsRegister now.

Registrations will close at 17:00 CET on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

ICMA is closely monitoring the local COVID-19 situation and government advice and will be in touch via email should the current situation change.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.
GST
  Agenda
14:00
  Registration
14:30


  Welcome remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
Fawaz Abu Sneineh, Chairman of ICMA MENA Regional Committee; Acting Head of Global Corporate Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank
14:40

  Presentation: Global sustainable bond markets - market developments and regulatory initiatives
Nicholas Pfaff, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, ICMA
15:05


  Fireside chat: MENA sustainable bond markets
Nikolaos Passaris, Head of Treasury Front Office, Majid Al Futtaim
Sarah Pirzada Usmani, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable, Asset & Project Finance, First Abu Dhabi Bank
15:30






  Panel discussion
Moderator:
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
Panellists:
Rehan Ahmed, Director, Emirates NBD Capital
Zakky Bantan, Head of Funding, Islamic Development Bank
Timucin Engin, Senior Director, Cross-Practice Country Coordinator, GCC Region, S&P Global Ratings
Aditya Kotibhaskar, Senior Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Mashreq Bank
16:15

  Closing remarks
Amine Bel Hadj Soulami, Member of ICMA’s Board of Directors; Head of Middle East and Africa, BNP Paribas
16:20
  Networking reception
18:00   Event Close
 

Register for the Dynamics and developments in the international sustainable bond markets – Implications for the MENA region

Dynamics and developments in the international sustainable bond markets – Implications for the MENA region
Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai, 8 December 2021


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